What could be better than a European lightweight race replica ? What about a factory race-win commemorative ? If there were three of those to choose from wouldn't your choice be a legendary American track ?
A road-legal update of the mid-eighties TT1, the 750 F1 is styled as an endurance racer, and the beauty was more than skin deep. During the 1985-87 models years, Ducati celebrated racing victories with three F1 specials, this model commemorating Marco Luchinelli's Battle of Twins victory at the California racetrack.
Engine and exhaust improvements delivering a handful more ponies differentiate the Laguna Seca from the standard F1, as well as wider Oscam rims, Brembo gold-series brakes, and special badging including a decal of Luchinelli's signature. Curiously a steel fuel tank replaced the alloy and not-so-special fenders are shared with the newer Pantah. Under 300 Laguna Seca's were built.
Newly restored, this F1 Laguna Seca has under 7,000 miles and has been treated to an engine and carburetor rebuild. Idles beautifully in a video available here. The owner takes the time to list the two (!) aftermarket parts.
Photographed in the midst of a Ducati collection, the eBay auction states:
This Laguna is in excellent condtion and in good running condition. We have attached a video for you to see it run. This Motorcycle has two parts that are aftermarket, the Muffler (a replica part) and the Caliper brackets.
- Miles - 6714
- Mint Condition
- Signed on the tank by Marco Lucchinelli
- New Piston Rings
- All Brakes completely Rebuilt with New Kits
- Carbs New Rebuild Kit Installed
A lovingly restored, very special and rare machine, with a strong starting bid and powerful buy-it-now, there is still some investment potential in this blue-chip Ducati, but more potential for a most excellent track season...